From Daniel’s Desk 14/6

To The School Community,

I hope that this post finds you all safe and well!

Firstly some news about our staffing arrangements at school.

I would like to welcome Ben Lord to our community as the teacher of 3C for the remainder of the school year. Ben comes to us with a wealth of experience gained during nearly 20 years as a teacher at Northern Bay College.

Congratulations to Janelle Dixon on her recent news that she will become a mother later this year, fantastic news for her family. This means that Janelle will begin maternity leave during August with the class having a new teacher for the remainder of the school year to carry on Janelle’s great work.

We have been able to secure Jessica Kearney who has been a teacher at Overnewton College in Melbourne for the past 5 years. We were extremely impressed by Jessica’s knowledge and passion for teaching that was highlighted in her  application, interview and from her referees. She will visit the school during the first week back in term 3 to meet the students and spend a day at the school.


Reports will be live on Compass from Friday 22nd of June, specific information about the reporting process will be distributed next week via Compass. Families will need their Compass details to access the reports. If you are not sure of your log in or password please contact the team in our office who will provide you the details.



In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong we have completed an intensive audit of traffic related behaviours around our school. This included collecting data about pedestrian, bike and ,motor vehicles.

The audit drew out that the safe route to school mapped out by the bollards clearly meets benchmarks for a safe route to school. There are very low traffic volumes in the designated area with the main concern being that drivers are not obeying school speed limit signs on golf links road. A police blitz has been requested by City of Greater Geelong.

The other stand out data, which I have also observed, is that some of our community are parking too close to the school crossing, in one case on the crossing to drop students off to school. I ask that we remember that parking too close to the crossing obscures line of sight for the crossing supervisor and drivers.

Remember to check the Compass and Website Calendar for important dates. Some of these are:

 15th June – Assembly – Special guest Olympian Jakara Anthony

22nd June – Reports go Live

26th June – Prep and Year 1 Music Concert 6 pm in the School Gym

27th June – Curriculum Day –  ( no students at school)

27th June – Parent Teacher Interviews

29th June – Last Day of School 2:30 Finish



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